February 22, 2012
On the 12th day of the 12th month in the 12th year of this century, the state of Wisconsin is set to celebrate its favorite No. 12-wearing hero.
The state assembly unanimously passed a resolution this week designating Dec. 12, 2012 (12/12/12) as Aaron Rodgers Day. The state senate will vote to approve the measure later this month.
The idea to honor Rodgers on that date was started by Stevens Points resident Jennifer Brilowski. Inspired by calls to commemorate Spinal Tap's Nigel "These Go To 11" Tuffnal on 11/11/11, Brilowski started a Facebook page to get support for Rodgers' 12/12/12 day. The mission ended successfully, even though Brilowski she said she never contacted any Wisconsin officials and was unsure of how her idea made it to the halls of government. No matter. Whatever works.
Details were vague on how the state would celebrate Rodgers. Championship belts for all? Everyone dresses in long white T-shirts, dickies and doesn't shave for four days? Celebrating for 22 hours and then changing it to "Matt Flynn Day" at 10 p.m.?
"We'd better have a big party," Rodgers said when asked about 12/12/12 by TMJ4.
A quick check of the archives reveals no similar festivities were planned for Brett Favre on 4/4/04.
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